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Since 2005 This Is The Site VA Reads
When They Want To Learn What They've Been Doing
The state or quality of lasting or remaining unchanged indefinitely.
"the clarity and permanence of the dyes"
synonyms: stability, durability, permanency, fixity, fixedness, changelessness, immutability,
endurance, constancy, continuity, immortality, indestructibility, perpetuity, endlessness
"the permanence of their relationship gives them a mutual sense of security"
Jim; Not sure if you have seen this yet. I’ve attached an “invitation” one of our clients received inviting him to participate in the RAMP program. We had to read it about 5 times to understand everything, so I would highly recommend any veteran getting one of these to seek the advice of a rep or attorney. We can definitely see where making the wrong selection could be detrimental. We're happy to offer free evaluations to any veteran who gets a RAMP letter. /s/ Julie Glover
Federal law requires Medicare to pay indefinitely for home care — with no copayments or deductibles — if a doctor ordered it and patients can leave home only with great difficulty. They must need intermittent nursing, physical therapy or other skilled care that only a trained professional can provide. They do not need to show improvement. Those who qualify can also receive an aide's help with dressing, bathing and other daily activities. The combined services are limited to 35 hours a week.
Vietnam Veterans can receive 100% disability benefits for prostate cancer but they
have to file for it. Learn how to deal with your prostate cancer benefits here.
Jim Strickland is a nationally known advocate for veterans
and a member of the Stateside Legal Advisory Board.
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If you don't have your flu shot yet, hustle down to your VA clinic and get it today.
We need you to stick around and not die of the flu this season. Thanks.
This recent case illustrates how an agency can use the “crime exception” to expedite
processing of an indefinite suspension in a situation where an employee is charged with
criminal activity. (Henderson v Department Veterans Affairs (CAFC No. 2017-1071, 12/26/17))
The facts are taken from the appeals court decision sustaining the indefinite suspension.
Department of Veterans Affairs officials announced on Wednesday their new Aurora hospital will no longer have a post-traumatic stress disorder facility when they first open their doors.
It would appear that competent, highly qualified people don't want to work in a cesspool. Go figure that VA can't staff it's hospitals and clinics.
Are you being screened for substance abuse?
How will that affect your disability or education benefits?
(At the VAWatchdog we're waiting to hear whether VA tries
to bill him for the use of the scalpel over the years...)
This video, like dozens more similar to it, raises the question; "Why does VA continue
to piss away taxpayer dollars on bullshit like this?" The public relations functions
at VA are well funded and very active putting lipstick on the pig.
I challenge any one of you to tell me what the narrator said in 50 words or less.
This is a good demonstration of why VA doesn't work.
We say end all the public relations feel good nonsense and
put that money to work for veterans!
Roseburg hospital, despite its improved ranking in the VA rating system, on
average fills less than half its beds. Emergency room physicians at the
hospital recently complained in a letter to the Times that the hospital administration’s
practice of overruling them to keep down patient populations was “dangerous”.
The Department of Veterans Affairs says it will not conduct research into whether medical
marijuana could help veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder and chronic pain, as veterans groups are pushing for the use of the drug as an alternative to opioids and anti-depressants.
That response is an unfortunate combination of false information,
incomplete analysis, and incomprehensible logic.
As a combat veteran and a person who has been exposed to the Veterans Administration,
non-profit, foreign medical facilities, and for-profit medical organizations and one
who has been involved in LEAN transformation projects with medical facilities.
Why Our Veterans Donʼt Fit In
Brett Valette, Ph.D.
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military unit histories and individual service
records of discharged, retired, and deceased
military personnel. It also provides information
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military history centers, websites for additional sources of research, and a bibliography of other publications, including related CRS reports.
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